Brazil vs Switzerland: Casemiro Goal Takes Brazil To Knockout Stage of Qatar World Cup

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Brazil vs Switzerland: Casemiro’s second-half goal against Switzerland has helped Brazil qualify for the knockout stage of the World Cup in Qatar.

The Brazilian team struggled to break down the Swiss team, who were composed at the back and played exceptionally on the counter. This encounter was the toughest Brazil had faced in Qatar so far.

Richarlison in action against two Swiss defenders

The Brazilian side had more possession and was threatening on the counter, but failed to hit the ball into the opponent’s net.

In the first half, Raphinha and Vinicius Jr. were close to getting a goal, but the Swiss defenders got the better of them.

Vinicius could have gotten the breakthrough for Brazil, but it was ruled out for Richarlison’s offside by the referee after VAR intervention.

With seven minutes to the end of the match, Manchester United midfielder Casemiro latches onto Rodrygo’s smart flick from Vinicius’ pass to score the only goal of the match.

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Raphinha struggling to hit the ball against Switzerlnad

It was Casemiro sixth goal in 67 international appearances. After the Match, Casemiro attracted the most attention as he and his teammates jumped and sang in front of their supporters to celebrate their victory.

Meanwhile, Brazilian legends Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo de Lima, Kaka, and Cafu, followed by Arsene Wenger and Diego Simeone, were present to watch the team display its best, and the Samba boys didn’t disappoint.

Brazil currently sit on top of Group F with six points from two matches.

Brazil players in joyful mood after a narrow win against Serbia

The Samba boys will now go into the final match of the group stage with confidence that they are already through to the knockout round.

Keys Stats In Brazil vs Switzerland

Brazil have not lost a group stage match at a World Cup since 1998. That is a record 17 matches unbeaten in the Group stage of the World Cup.

Vinicius Jr trying to dribble pass a player

Brazil is the only team that hasn’t faced any shot on target in Qatar. Allison has not made any save since the beginning of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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In the first half, Switzerland made just one effort. Since their opening match against Spain in 2010, it is their lowest score in the first 45 minutes of a World Cup match.

Casemiro is the 85th Brazilian player to score in the World Cup.

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Brazil vs Switzerland: Raphinha in action against Switzerland

Brazil qualified for the Round of 16 with the first two matches in the World Cup for the first time since 2010.

Brazil had eight consecutive World Cups, winning the first two matches from 1982–2010.

What Next For Brazil and Switzerland

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Brazil players celebrating with the fans

Brazil will play against Cameroon on December 2, 2022, and Brazil manager Tite is likely to rest his best players and give the younger ones chances to prove themselves.

Cameroon needs to win to secure qualification to the knockout stage after securing a point against Serbia.

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Brazil players celebrate after Casemiro goal

Switzerland, on the other hand, faces Serbia on December 2, 2022. The Serbian team needs a win to qualify for the next round.

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